Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog

Education, School Principal Certificate

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UW’s 24-credit hour online school principal certificate program is designed for licensed teachers who hold a master’s degree in education or related area from an accredited college or university.

Additional Information:

If you are ready for school building leadership and passionate about fostering a healthy school environment, you can prepare to become that kind of principal through UW’s experiential school principal certificate program while maintaining your current teaching position. Offered online and emphasizing the study of educational leadership with an in-depth principal internship UW’s school principal graduate certificate program allows you to acquire the knowledge and experience necessary to earn a Wyoming’s Professional Teaching Standards Board endorsement as a K-12 principal. 

Application Deadlines:

February 1 - If applying for following fall or spring semester

September 1 - If applying for following spring or fall semester

Apply to: https://universityofwyoming.force.com/ERx_Forms__Portal_Register

Required Documents
Please include ALL documents listed below in order for your application to be considered.
•    A letter of intent describing why you want to be an educational leader
•    A current resume
•    Copy of current teaching certificate
•    Unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
•    A completed principal program application
•    A superintendent approval form signed by the superintendent of the district where you plan to perform your internship (scan and upload)
•    Current recommendation letters addressing leadership skills from three different referees (the portal will send a request to each of them after you enter their email addresses):
•    two from referees who are familiar with your leadership skills
•    current principal

Required Courses (24 credit hours)
•    EDAD 5010 Leadership for Curriculum Development (3 credit hours)
•    EDAD 5020 Leadership for School Organization (3 credit hours)
•    EDAD 5030 Leadership for School and Community Relations (3 credit hours)
•    EDAD 5040 Leadership for Instruction (3 credit hours)
•    EDAD 5580 Supervised Internship(6 credit hours)
•    EDRE 5530 Introduction to Research (3 credit hours)
•    EDAD 5080 Introduction to School Law (3 credit hours) Please note: this course is NOT required for students who were admitted spring 2016 or earlier.

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